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TUDOR United Sports Car rolls through Lime Rock Park

This past weekend the TUDOR series returned to beautiful northwest Connecticut and the historic 1.5 mile “bull ring” of Lime Rock Park for the North East Grand Prix. Friday was a combination of practice and qualifying for the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and United Sports Car series with the main events… » 7/27/15 8:17am 7/27/15 8:17am

IMSA Vows To Bring More Eyeballs To Vintage Racing

Vintage racing has long been the province of lovable misfits who are into old cars, but now at least the Classic 24 at Daytona has a bit more weight behind it. IMSA—the same sanctioning body that hosts United SportsCar and a zillion support series—just teamed up to present the Classic 24 at Daytona.
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Need An Orange Race Car? 8 Star Motorsports Has Some For Sale

Need a Daytona Prototype, a Prototype Challenge or a Prototype Lites car for TUDOR United SportsCar? Love bright orange? 8 Star Motorsports is short on funding this season and just put a ton of their IMSA-legal toys up for sale. Their crunch is your gain, amigo. » 2/07/15 2:08pm 2/07/15 2:08pm

Oh, and if you're not interested in an orange prototype…

Another Rolex 24 Team Screwed Up The Math; Loses Second Place Finish

IMSA announced today that BAR1 Motorsports' #16 car, a hilariously liveried "SpongeBob SquarePants" Prototype Challenge entry, failed to meet the minimum drive time required for one of their amateurs at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. IMSA isn't cutting them a break on it, either. » 2/03/15 3:34pm 2/03/15 3:34pm

Start-Up Instructions For A Porsche 962

The Porsche 962 is one of the most iconic race cars to come out of the 1980s, with versions competing in both IMSA GTP and the World Sportscar Championship's Group C. However, race cars typically need some cajoling to get going properly. Here is the list of start-up procedures for the 962. » 1/11/15 1:31pm 1/11/15 1:31pm

Ten Zero Cost Ways To Improve IMSA Racing: Part 1

The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, with 10 different manufacturers and 17 separate models features the most diverse lineup of street car based racecars in the world. Driving them, are some of the most deranged, maniacal and talented drivers on the planet (emphasis on the deranged and maniacal). I am lucky enough » 12/23/14 1:59pm 12/23/14 1:59pm

So DTM In America Isn't Dead After All

With IMSA's resources focused on conducting first season of the TUDOR United SportsCar championship, legacy projects like the DTM in America were moved down the list of immediate priorities. More than a month removed from the season finale at Petit Le Mans, however, IMSA CEO Ed Bennett provided a number of updates on… » 11/11/14 1:14pm 11/11/14 1:14pm

Former IndyCar driver Randy Lanier to be released from prison

Randy Lanier was the former Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year—whose promising auto racing career scandalously careened into oblivion, when he was sentenced to life without parole for his role as an international drug trafficking mastermind. And next week, Autoweek has learned, he will shuffle out of prison a free… » 10/09/14 3:42pm 10/09/14 3:42pm

Driving Blind During Night Practice At Petit Le Mans In A Ferrari F458

Rocketing around the rolling Road Atlanta circuit in full daylight is enough of a challenge in a full-race Ferrari F458 Italia. Try doing it in pitch black at night and its a damn frightening exercise, but as IndyCar driver/commentator and sports car ace Townsend Bell demonstrates, it's actually possible to drive on… » 10/03/14 9:26pm 10/03/14 9:26pm

A Look Inside the Ferrari 458 Workshop of Risi Competizione

As penniless teenager, I used to sometimes find myself (paradoxically) in the spotless showroom of Ferrari of Houston, just to stare. All of my heroes from the magazines I studied — here they were. It was a serene place: you step softly around the showroom, more like a museum than a car dealership. If I had dragged… » 9/19/14 11:24am 9/19/14 11:24am

Still Searching For Answers From Sebring? Q&A with IMSA's Scott Atherton

[No one who watched this year's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring needs to be told that, although there were plenty of racing thrills in all classes, there were way too many spills, too, as well as operational blunders that tended to exaggerate the consequences of the many incidents and accidents. We greatly appreciate… » 3/22/14 11:49am 3/22/14 11:49am

Marshall Pruett's Racing Tech Mailbag for March 7

Welcome to Marshall Pruett's new Racing Tech Mailbag on RACER.com. We had so may questions for the first edition that we had to run this in two parts.

If you have questions about the technical side of the sport for Pruett, who spent most of his life working as a mechanic and engineer in open-wheel and sports car… » 3/07/14 10:59am 3/07/14 10:59am

Marshall Pruett’s Racing Tech Mailbag for March 6

Welcome to Marshall Pruett's new Racing Tech Mailbag on RACER.com. If you have questions about the technical side of the sport for Pruett, who spent most of his life working as a mechanic and engineer in open-wheel and sports car racing, send them to PruettsTechMailbag@Racer.com. We can't guarantee your letter will be… » 3/06/14 12:37pm 3/06/14 12:37pm